10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Train to Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to Washington Dulles
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Key West
— 1 day
Fly to Manchester, Train to York

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Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 2nd (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at White House, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip website.

York, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from York to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. In August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than York - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to South Padre Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC to South Padre Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in South Padre Island. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to New Orleans.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then stop by Garden District.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans route planning site.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in August, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Marathon.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marathon day trip tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Marathon by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Marathon is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Marathon hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Key West

— 1 day

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 9th (Thu), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.